President & CEO, BioCrossroads, Inc.
David Johnson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of BioCrossroads, a market-driven collaboration of Indiana’s leaders in life sciences. Among its many activities, BioCrossroads educates and communicates about Indiana’s substantial life sciences sector; raises investment funds and launches new businesses; and builds innovative collaborations, such as the Fairbanks Institute, the Indiana Health Information Exchange and BioCrossroads LINX.
A longtime business leader and lawyer, David led, initially as a community volunteer, the successful effort in 2003 to raise Indiana’s first institutional life sciences venture capital fund, the $73 million Indiana Future Fund. He was also directly involved in the later formation of BioCrossroads, from which he led, in 2009, the capitalization of a follow-on venture capital fund, the $58 million INext Fund. From BioCrossroads today, David manages the $6 million Indiana Seed Fund, now invested in 11 promising, early Indiana life sciences businesses.
An honors graduate of Harvard University, Harvard Law School and Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar, David is active on a wide variety of business and community boards.